How to Build an Xbox Controller for PC

If you are looking to build your own Xbox controller for a PC, you can use the same parts you used to make other Xbox controllers in the past. This is the most straightforward way to build your own Xbox controller, and you don’t need additional tools. You will require a USB thumb drive to transfer Xbox 360.

I will show you how to build an Xbox controller for your computer using the latest version of Arduino.

If you’re like me, you love gaming. I spend hours playing video games, watching eSports competitions, and writing articles about video games.

I play a lot of games on my computer, but I’ve always wanted to be able to play them on my Xbox One. After some research, I discovered that the Xbox controller has no way of connecting to my computer.

Since I love programming, I decided to write my code to turn the Xbox controller into an input device for my computer. And the best part is that it’s completely free!

If you love playing video games on your computer or your tablet, you have probably played around with a keyboard. Some people enjoy using the buttons on a gamepad (a joystick-shaped controller), but not everyone has one or prefers the buttons on a keyboard. And what if you want to use different buttons to navigate your PC or Mac?

Xbox Controller

Install the Xbox controller driver

I’ve built this project because it’s really fun working with Arduino and I wanted to show you guys how to install a Windows driver. It’s quite easy, and I will walk you through the process.

Let’s go!

1. Download the Windows Driver Kit (WDK) from Microsoft.

2. Open up the WDK, and you’ll see a menu at the top.

3. Select “Driver Development Kit.”

4. Click on “Download Driver.”

5. Follow the instructions and select “Install Driver.”

6. Restart your computer.

7. Open up Device Manager and look for the “Xbox One Wireless Controller” device.

8. Right-click on it and select “Properties.”

9. Go to the “Driver” tab and click “Update Driver.”

10. Browse to the “XBOX ONE CONTROLLER DRIVER” folder on your desktop.

11. Click “Browse” and select the driver.

12. Click “Install.”

13. Restart your computer.

14. Open up the Windows 10 Gaming Settings app.

15. Click on “Game Controllers.”

16. Click on “Add a Game Controller.”

17. Select “Xbox One Controller.”

18. Click “OK,” and you’re done!

Change the input device in the BIOS.

I’ve tried a variety of input devices to play various video games, and none of them worked well. I could never find the right combination of buttons, sticks, triggers, and joysticks.

The problem was that my computer couldn’t properly interpret the input, so I couldn’t play video games.

After scouring the internet, I found an easy solution: the Xbox 360 controller.

It looks like this:

With the Xbox 360 controller connected, my computer recognized it as an input device and could play any game that supports Xbox controllers.

Set the USB device to “always.”

I’ve seen many people on YouTube do amazing things with Arduino, but I wanted to try something different. I’ve wanted to buy an Xbox One S gamepad for a long time, and I finally got the money for one today.

The only problem is that Microsoft stopped shipping Xbox controllers months ago. I’ve wanted to build my controller for a while, so I decided to give it a shot.

I started by looking for an Arduino-compatible USB gamepad, and the best thing I found was the one made by Mad Catz. It’s called the Xbox Wireless Controller.

It’s an awesome controller, but I couldn’t find a single person online that could help me with building an Arduino program for it.

I figured it’d be a fun project, so I searched the Internet for information.

What I found was this amazing tutorial by “TheMadHatter” on Instructables. He explains everything perfectly and includes an Arduino sketch that works perfectly on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Use a keyboard and mouse.

I’m not saying that Arduino controllers aren’t awesome. But they’re very complicated and require lots of soldering.

My solution is to use a keyboard and mouse. The keyboard is simple, but the mouse is a bit more complex.

First, I bought a PS/2 to USB adapter. This is a USB hub with a PS/2 port on the back. It was cheap and worked great.

Next, I bought an Xbox 360 controller and got a small Bluetooth dongle. I used this dongle with a USB extension cable to connect the PS/2 to the USB adapter.

When I wanted to play a game, I plugged in my Xbox controller and wired the dongle to my computer.

I found it worked better than a wireless mouse because I can use my left hand to control the mouse and my right hand to play a game.

 Frequently asked questions About Xbox Controller.

Q: Can you tell me what the controller is like when you use it?

A: I am using the Xbox 360 Controller by Microsoft. When I play games on my computer, I use the Xbox 360 Controller. It is similar to playing the Xbox 360 gamepad. The buttons are in the same place as the original Xbox 360 gamepad but are different colors.

Q: Do you think the Xbox controller can be used with other games?

A: Yes. I am sure that it can work with most games.

Q: Why did you decide to build your controller?

A: I was not happy with how the Xbox 360 controller works. When I tried to connect it to a PC, it didn’t work correctly.

Q: Are you working on making it any easier to connect this controller to your computer?

 Top myths about Xbox Controller

1. The gamepad is too big.

2. The buttons are too close together.

3. There’s no way I could use it.

4. You need to buy a new Xbox Controller.

5. You must go through a long and complicated process of calibrating your controller.


Building a controller for your Xbox One is easy and fun. Here’s a guide on how to make your own Xbox One controller.

If you have a friend who has an Xbox One or has one themselves, you can ask them to send you a controller if you don’t have one.

Build your own Xbox One controller by following this guide.